Thursday as we traveled back we prayed for no anxiety and stress. Our Immigration and Security check in Hong Kong went great! We were able to get through security with Ruthie's milk, which was very surprising! So, we flew for 13 1/2 hours and per doctor, we were told to give her Benadryl and it worked! She slept for a about 10 hours on and off. The other few hours she ate and played. So, here comes the anxiety and stress! In Chicago, we were like the fast and the furious trying to get through customs and security then to our terminal in time. With 15 minutes to spare and a baby in an ergo in front of me while running down the airport halls and jumping on a shuttle bus, we finally made it! The other folks on the shuttle bus were wishing us well as we ran to the terminal! It was crazy and we had to get on that plane to Birmingham! When we arrived in Birmingham, we were welcomed by some amazing people. We had a nice welcome party with an awesome prayer from our pastor, Joel Frederick! We had such a great trip! What a great learning experience it was for us. The kids are still talking about it and the fun times they had in China. Most of all we were blessed by Ruthie Grace Sidan Boyd by joining our family!! She is a sure firecracker and is going to give us a run for our money!! She is very loving especially after you tell her "Boo" which means "No". She is into everything and loves to eat everything. She has brought so much more love and joy to our family. So much more laughter and smiles! :) God really did know what he was doing after all...:)
Now back to reality and getting ready to start school!! :) Most of all we are so GLAD to be home in our beds!! :)
Just wanted to share a few photos of our Welcome Home party at the airport.